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Pentagon: Test shows U.S. can outpace North Korea missile threat through 2020

Pentagon: Test shows U.S. can outpace North Korea missile threat through 2020 Missile Defense Agency . The target, created to simulate what might be launched by North Korea or Iran, looks to have been completely destroyed, according to Vice Admiral Jim Syring , head of the US Missile Defence Agency on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Almost 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base

Almost 70 dead in al-Shabab attack on Somalia military base A large contingent of al-Shabab militants stormed a Somali military encampment on Thursday, killing dozens of government-aligned soldiers and civilian bystanders. The incident was rare in its brutality - numerous dead were reportedly beheaded - as well as its location in the semiautonomous region of Puntland, hundreds of miles northwest of the capital, Mogadishu , where al-Shabab has focused its ... [Full Article...]

Blocking Trump's travel ban limits USA security, Senate told

Early Monday morning, continuing where he left off the previous night, Trump tweeted , "People, the lawyers and the courts can call it whatever they want, but I am calling it what we need and what it is, a TRAVEL BAN! ". But George Conway said his most recent tweets could cause real problems. Has President Trump forgotten that he is in charge of the executive branch? First, it was Donald ... [Full Article...]

Police increase patrols in Tehran after Iran attacks

Iran's foreign minister has branded condolences sent by the White House over recent Tehran attacks as "repugnant". Trump had said he prayed for the victims of Wednesday's attacks that were claimed by Islamic State , but added that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". [Full Article...]

Qatar Diplomatic Crisis Continues To Reverberate Across Middle East

The United Arab Emirates , Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism, which Qatar denies. Qatar's foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman al-Thani, told CNN on Tuesday that the hacking of Qatar's national news agency was "proved by the FBI". [Full Article...]

Activist Seeks Trumps' Help in Freeing Labor Investigators in China

Li said in 17 years of activism, including investigations of hundreds of factories in China , his group had never had anyone arrested on suspicion of having committed a crime. president and his own family business has come under scrutiny over its financial dealings in China. "China has no other choice", Renmin University worldwide relations scholar Shi Yinhong said of Kushner in an interview ... [Full Article...]

Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's new prime minister

Leo Varadkar set to become Ireland's new prime minister Varadkar's sexual orientation, along with his part-Indian parentage, has already been seized upon by global media as a signifier of Ireland's supposed transition from conservative traditionalism to liberal modernity. "If my election shows anything it's that prejudice has no hold in this Republic", he said, according to the BBC . "When my father travelled 5,000 miles to build a new home in Ireland... [Full Article...]

Trump suggests Iran bears some blame for attacks

Separately, the Fars news agency said in a Twitter post that three gunmen attacked the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran , opening fire on people inside and wounding a number of them. It said a security guard was killed and that one of the attackers was killed by security guards. "Our country always follows the course of preserving peace and stability in the region", said the Iranian embass... [Full Article...]

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April

Qatar says state news agency first hacked in April During a news conference in Australia, Tillerson said the USA was encouraging the countries "to sit down together" and address irritants that he said had "bubbled up" for some time. Beyond hosting US troops, Qatar has invested billions in the USA and increased its clout in Washington along the way. The countries also said they would eject Qatar's diplomats. [Full Article...]

U.S. calls for resolving rift between Qatar, Gulf nations

Since the diplomatic row erupted, slogans against and in support of Qatar have been among the top topics discussed on Twitter in Arabic, which is a hugely popular medium of expression in the Arab world, particularly in Saudi Arabia. In explaining Trump's tweet, Spicer said, "there is note that his message of toughness on terror finance and extremism is being heeded by countries in the region". [Full Article...]

1 dead in twin attacks on Iran parliament, Khomeini shrine

Trump tweeted that "states that sponsor terrorism risk falling victim to the evil they promote". Iranian state media say at least 12 people have been killed. Attackers have mounted simultaneous gun and suicide bomb assaults on Iran's parliament building and the tomb of the republic's revolutionary founder in Tehran. [Full Article...]

Turkey to fast track legislation approving troop deployment in Qatar

The Central African nation of Chad has recalled its ambassador from Qatar, joining Saudi Arabia and other nations who have moved to isolate the small Gulf country over allegations it supports terrorism. Jubeir said that "for many years Qatar has taken steps to support certain organisations". Analysts say the rift between Qatar and other Middle Eastern countries is also driven by the belief tha... [Full Article...]

Warner: 'No specific' threat against United States after London attack

Warner: 'No specific' threat against United States after London attack In her interview with Sky on Tuesday, the prime minister asserted she had been "very clear" on what she thought about Presidents Trump's tweets . In a Sunday tweet, Trump mischaracterized Khan's remarks by suggesting the mayor had said there was "no reason to be alarmed " about the attack itself. [Full Article...]

Trump urges Gulf unity 'but not at expense of stopping terror funding'

The Saudi bloc within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has a stronger hand than Qatar , and has used its leverage in the past to wrest concessions from Doha . "Leaders pointed to Qatar - look!", Trump said on his Twitter account. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash also told reporters there would be more curbs if necessary and said Qatar needed to make iron-cl... [Full Article...]

Security services to review terror operations amid questions on London attackers

Security services to review terror operations amid questions on London attackers Zaghba, 22, is said to have told Italian authorities "I'm going to be a terrorist", while officers reportedly found Islamic State-related material on his mobile phone when they intercepted him. Her family have described her in a statement as an "outgoing, kind and generous person". British police said Zaghba had not been a subject of interest for them or the domestic intelligence agency MI5 be... [Full Article...]

Police urge United Kingdom voters to be vigilant

Police urge United Kingdom voters to be vigilant Voting in the by-election will take place simultaneously with the general election , with colour-coordinated ballot papers and boxes being used to ensure there are no mix-ups. In the United Kingdom we use the first-past-the-post voting system, which means the candidate with the most votes in each constituency becomes the MP for the area. [Full Article...]

UAE threatens to imprison Qatar sympathisers

Mr Trump stressed the importance of countries in the region working together, the White House said. President Donald Trump piled on Tuesday, blaming Qatar for funding extremism and implicitly taking credit for the Gulf countries' hardline approach. [Full Article...]

Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed US election system

Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed US election system Court documents filed in federal court against victor in Georgia did not identify the news outlet, nor the document in question, although both the Intercept and the court papers say the document in question was dated May 5. De Luna said a co-worker's son who went to H.M. King High School with victor described her as "very intelligent". Victor remained locked up Tuesday, June 6 on federal charges... [Full Article...]

Senate clears way for new sanctions on Iran

Iranian security officials have not said who they suspect is behind the attacks, though state media has referred to the attackers as "terrorists". Iran was designated as a state sponsor of terrorism by the State Department in 1984. Separately, the Fars news agency said in a Twitter post that three gunmen attacked the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum in Tehran , opening fire on people inside and w... [Full Article...]

Truck bomb kills 90, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

Mohammad Ismail Kawusi, health ministry spokesman, told the DPA news agency that the identification process of victims had resumed on Thursday. The powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the centre of the city, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds more and damaging embassy buildings in the Afghan capital's unofficial "Green Zone". [Full Article...]


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